Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Monday, February 17, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Valentine tulips

This year my sweetie got me these pretty white-edged red parrot tulips that I can put in the garden for next year.

Red parrot tulips with fringed white edges bloom on my kitchen table

Red parrot tulips with fringed white edges bloom on my kitchen table

Participating in Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, Pink SaturdayRuby Tuesday 2, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro SaturdayStraight out of the Camera Sunday, NF Blo-Ma TuesdayNF Catching the Light Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2My Romantic Home and Saturday Show Off. Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos above to see the newest images here. Thanks!

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Published Sunday, February 16, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mt. Rainier at dusk

This photo is from exactly one year ago, taken at the overlook right near my house. All the rain going on in Seattle lately doesn’t yield much in the scenic mode. But who doesn’t like snow-covered active volcanoes in the sunset?

Snow looks pink in the sunset light at Mt. Rainier in Washington in the Pacific Northwest

Snow looks pink in the sunset light at Mt. Rainier in Washington in the Pacific Northwest

Linking up to Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday, Scenic Weekends, Skywatch FridayEin Stück Himmel, Pink Saturday, Nature Notes WednesdayOrange You Glad It’s Friday, Our World Tuesday and My Romantic Home. Thank you for visiting here. Try a new tag or category, like sunset, perhaps?

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Published Sunday, February 16, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink ranunculus

At the NW Flower & Garden Show in Seattle last week of course there were exquisite flowers everywhere. Sometimes just one flower can capture an awful lot. I love this peachy pink ranunculus blossom in its abundant perfection. I love this image and am calling it my Top Shot of the Week.

Many-petaled pink ranunculus blooms at the NW Flower & Garden Show

Many-petaled pink ranunculus blooms at the NW Flower & Garden Show

Joining Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, Pink Saturday, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro SaturdayStraight out of the Camera Sunday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, and Saturday Show Off. Remember to click on Sara’s Fave Photos above to see the latest images here. Thanks!

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Published Saturday, February 15, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dried hydrangeas

Really, this post is about the shadows more than the dried hydrangea flowers. But I am proud of the flowers, as I grew and dried them myself.

Dried blue hydrangeas cast shadows in winter sunlight

Dried blue hydrangeas cast shadows in winter sunlight

Joining up with Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, Blue Monday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. Click on Sara’s Fave Photos above to see the latest photos here. Thanks for your visit and please drop by again soon.

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Published Thursday, February 13, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Valentine treat

Went to a meeting last night and look at what was there! We were surprised to find that the hearts on top were rings, not candy. For very small fingers.

Valentine's Day treats of rings over iced brownie mini-cupcakes. Yum!

Valentine’s Day treats of rings over iced brownie mini-cupcakes. Yum!

Linking to Guest Heart Thursday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Macro MondayRuby Tuesday 2, Pink Saturday, Blue Monday, and Saturday Show Off. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Published Wednesday, February 12, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hatiora (Drunkard’s Dream)

These teensy yellow flowers bloom on my south window every January and February. So welcome! And since they are succulents, they certainly tolerate my forgetting to water them very well. I appreciate that, too.

Gourd-shaped little stems give hatiora the common name of Drunkard's Dream

Gourd-shaped little stems give hatiora the common name of Drunkard’s Dream

Joining up with Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming FridaySkywatch FridayEin Stück Himmel, Monday Mellow Yellows, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, and Saturday Show Off. Please drop by here again soon.

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Published Tuesday, February 11, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lewisia flowers

I just learned the name of these small, pretty flowers recently on the Floral Friday blog. I happen to be reading Sacajawea, about the Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the Pacific Northwest, so when I learned that these flowers were named for Meriweather Lewis I was charmed. These were at Seattle’s huge NW Flower & Garden Show last week.

Tiny lewisia flowers are good in a rock garden

Tiny lewisia flowers are good in a rock garden

Linking to Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, Pink Saturday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for your visit here and please come back soon.

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Published Monday, February 10, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Japanese maple in snow

The snow has now melted. Usually in Seattle if it snows it doesn’t last long, so I know to get out there quick and get some photos. This was our little Japanese maple in the front yard yesterday morning, with bare lilacs close to the road behind it.

Laceleaf Japanese maple with snow-covered branches

Laceleaf Japanese maple with snow-covered branches

Linking to Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday, Scenic WeekendsStraight out of the Camera Sunday, Saturday Show Off, and My Romantic Home. And a new one, Our World Tuesday. Be sure to click on Sara’s Fave Photos above if you see only one photo here.

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Published Sunday, February 9, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Snow scene

It didn’t last long, but it sure was beautiful for awhile in my yard. See the snowy branches reflected in the hummingbird post below.

Magnolia tree branches clothed in snow

Magnolia and dogwood trees clothed in snow

Linking to Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday, Scenic WeekendsStraight out of the Camera Sunday, Skywatch FridayEin Stück Himmel, and My Romantic Home. I appreciate your visit here so much!

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Published Sunday, February 9, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hummingbird at feeder

We have the kind of hummingbird feeder that suction-cups to the window. Not only does it provide a great view from indoors, but the extra heat from the house keeps the feeder mostly ice free. I went outside to take pictures of the snow and here is our little friend, posing nicely.

Anna's hummingbird at winter feeder in Seattle, WA

Anna’s hummingbird at winter feeder in Seattle, WA

Joining up at Outdoor Wednesday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Water World Wednesday, Camera Critters, NF Winged, Scenic WeekendsMonday Mellow Yellows, Nature Notes WednesdayWeekend ReflectionsMacro Monday, I Heart Macro SaturdayOur World Tuesday and My Romantic Home. Thanks so much for your visit here, and do drop by again soon.

 

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Published Saturday, February 8, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink tulip macro

Love that NW Flower & Garden Show (NWFGS), and all the fabulous flower photo ops there. Not to mention the promise of spring!

Pale pink tulip blushes in a bouquet at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle

Pale pink tulip blushes in a bouquet at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle

Enjoy the photos at Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, Pink SaturdayMacro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Unique Weekend Challenge (One), and Saturday Show Off. Thank you so much for your visit here! Click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see more pretty pictures here.

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Published Saturday, February 8, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fairy wings costume

Went to see the fabulous “Sleeping Beauty” ballet at McCaw Hall in Seattle (see it!!) and two costumes for the upcoming “Midsummer Night’s Dream” were displayed in the lobby. I want these wings!

Gossamer fairy wings costume in McCaw Hall in Seattle

Gossamer fairy wings costume in McCaw Hall in Seattle

Linking to Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Blue Monday, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday and Saturday Show Off.

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